Steve Cook (footballer)
|Full name||Steve Anthony Cook|
|Date of birth||19 April 1991|
|Place of birth||Hastings, England|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|2007–2008||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|2008–2012||Brighton & Hove Albion||3||(0)|
|2009||→ Havant & Waterlooville (loan)||5||(0)|
|2009–2010||→ Eastleigh (loan)||10||(0)|
|2010||→ Eastbourne Borough (loan)||7||(1)|
|2010–2011||→ Mansfield Town (loan)||8||(0)|
|2011||→ Bournemouth (loan)||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:25, 29 April 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Hastings, East Sussex, Cook made his first team debut for Brighton & Hove Albion during the Football League Cup third round victory over Manchester City on 24 September 2008. Cook made his second substitute appearance for Brighton during the 2–1 FA Cup first round replay defeat at Hartlepool United on 18 November 2008.
On 23 December 2008, Cook joined Conference South team Havant & Waterlooville on loan for 6 weeks. When this loan expried, Cook once again found himself involved in the Brighton first team, making his third substitute appearance for the club during the Football League Trophy Southern Final penalty shoot-out defeat to Luton Town.
On 20 November 2009, Cook joined Conference South team Eastleigh on loan to gain first-team match experience. Cook was sent off on his debut during the 1–1 draw to Lewes in the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy on 21 November 2009.
On 16 September 2010, Cook once again went on loan, this time to Conference National side Eastbourne Borough where he spent a month. After making seven appearances and scoring once, Eastbourne were keen to extend the loan deal for Cook, but were however unsuccessful as he later joined Conference National rivals Mansfield Town on a loan deal lasting until January 2011. Brighton manager Gus Poyet later revealed that he felt Cook would add another ingredient to his footballing education by spending time away from Sussex and that it would force Cook to "grow up".
Cook made his first appearance for Brighton in over 2 and a half years during the League Cup game against Liverpool during September 2011. On 27 October 2011, Cook joined League One side Bournemouth on loan.
On 19 January 2012, Cook was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault along with five players from Brighton & Hove Albion. Following a trial which returned no verdict, a retrial was held and Cook was subsequently found not guilty. 
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- Match Report (Brighton 2-2 Manchester City), Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 24 September 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2009
- Hartlepool 2-1 Brighton, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 18 November 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2009
- Team News for Boxing Day, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 23 December 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2009
- Luton Town 1-1 Brighton, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 17 February 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2009
- Brighton 0-4 Crewe, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 28 February 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2009
- Trio Sign Pro Deals, Seagulls World, 7 May 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2009
- Eastleigh v Lewes, Eastleigh F.C., 21 November 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2009
- Cook an added ingredient for Borough, The Argus, 16 September 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011
- Borough hope to keep loan pair for longer, The Argus, 12 October 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011
- Cook heads for Mansfield, The Argus, 18 October 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011
- Loan move will force Seagulls youngster to grow up, The Argus, 19 October 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011
- "Cook Ripe for Cherries". The Argus. 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2011-10-27.
- "Cherries sign Cook on permanent basis". AFC Bournemouth. 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
- "Brighton and Bournemouth footballers in sex assault inquiry". BBC. 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2012-01-19.